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dc.contributor.advisorRosenbaum, Shayna
dc.creatorMok, Jenkin Ngo Yin
dc.date.accessioned2018-03-01T14:07:06Z
dc.date.available2018-03-01T14:07:06Z
dc.date.copyright2017-08-15
dc.date.issued2018-03-01
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10315/34373
dc.description.abstractMental time-travel affords us the ability to simulate hypothetical episodes that shape our decisions about the future, as documented on tests of intertemporal choice where personal cueing greatly reduces future reward discounting. Despite this robust finding, it is unclear whether this modulatory effect is due to the induction of episodic imagining. If so, the effect should not generalize to forms of discounting that are without a temporal component. To test this, young healthy adults completed a temporal discounting task and a non-temporal, probability discounting task with and without personal cues. Contrary to the results from delay discounting, no differences in probability discounting were observed between the cued and baseline versions. The results suggest a specific interaction between episodic imagining and future-oriented judgements that is not seen in all forms of decision-making, extending our understanding of the limits within which episodic cueing guides personal, financial choices.
dc.language.isoen
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dc.subjectCognitive psychology
dc.titleIs It Time? Examining the Effects of Episodic Imagining on Reward Discounting
dc.typeElectronic Thesis or Dissertation
dc.degree.disciplinePsychology(Functional Area: Clinical Psychology)
dc.degree.nameMA - Master of Arts
dc.degree.levelMaster's
dc.date.updated2018-03-01T14:07:06Z
dc.subject.keywordsPsychology
dc.subject.keywordsBehavioural economics
dc.subject.keywordsTemporal discounting
dc.subject.keywordsProbability discounting
dc.subject.keywordsClinical psychology
dc.subject.keywordsCognitive psychology
dc.subject.keywordsDecision-making
dc.subject.keywordsDiscounting
dc.subject.keywordsIntertemporal choice
dc.subject.keywordsHippocampus
dc.subject.keywordsMedial temporal lobe
dc.subject.keywordsBrain
dc.subject.keywordsMemory
dc.subject.keywordsEpisodic memory
dc.subject.keywordsFuture thinking
dc.subject.keywordsEpisodic imagining
dc.subject.keywordsReward discounting
dc.subject.keywordsTime
dc.subject.keywordsPersonal cueing
dc.subject.keywordsEpisodic cueing
dc.subject.keywordsNeuroscience
dc.subject.keywordsMental time travel
dc.subject.keywordsHippocampal amnesia
dc.subject.keywordsAmnesic patients


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